NOTE: While Colorado school districts are not required by law to adopt a policy on this subject, some content in this sample reflects legal requirements school districts must follow. This sample contains the content/language that CASB believes best meets the intent of the law. However, the district should consult with its own legal counsel to determine appropriate language that meets local circumstances and needs.
When the administration has reasonable cause to believe that weapons are in the possession of unidentified students, when there has been a pattern of weapons found at school or when violence involving weapons has occurred at the school or at school sponsored events, the administration shall be authorized to use stationary or mobile metal detectors in accordance with procedures approved by the Board. Any search of a student's person as a result of the activation of the detector shall be conducted in private in accordance with the policy on personal searches.
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 18-12-214 (4) (person with valid concealed handgun permit may not carry the gun beyond any security screening)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(a)(I)(I)
CROSS REF.: KLG, Relations with State Agencies
[Revised June 2012]
COLORADO SAMPLE POLICY 1998©